Translation of traffic in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈtræfɪk/


uncountable/no numerable
  • 2 2.1 (goods, people transported) tránsito (masculine), movimiento (masculine) 2.2 (pedestrians) (American English/inglés norteamericano) tránsito (masculine) de peatones 2.3 (paying customers) (American English/inglés norteamericano) clientela (feminine)
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    • They also agreed to encourage an increase in railway passenger traffic between Sofia and Thessaloniki.
    • After the First World War, passenger numbers declined, as road transport improved but freight traffic remained buoyant.
    • He gave evidence of the transfer of passenger and mail traffic to the railway route through Liverpool.
  • 3 (trafficking) tráfico (masculine) drug traffic tráfico de drogas, narcotráfico (masculine) the traffic in pornography el tráfico de material pornográfico
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    • Drug-dealers earn nigh-on incredible sums from the illegal traffic in drugs.
    • The traffic in illegal drugs is a global problem, and money-laundering schemes take many forms.
    • And those pressures create a lucrative traffic in illegal workers, filling the war chests of criminals.

Phrasal verbs

traffic in

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[drugs/pornography] traficar* en

Definition of traffic in:

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